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EDITION 2019

In the first edition of National exhibition “SPRING SALON OF THE WOMEN ARTISTS”, in 2019, a total of 62 authors participated, represented with 100 artworks – paintings, graphics, photographs, collages, sculptures etc.

A jury, consisting of Evgeni Nedev, Ivan Hristov – Groga, and Nikolay Tsvetanov selected those nominated and those awarded.

In the category for Young author, the prize was given to Denitsa Dakova from Sofia for the sculpture artwork “Decade”.

Carrier of the Grand award was Dimka Stavreva from Blagoevgrad, for the painting “Night”.

The nominated in the category for Young author are: Natasha Noeva – Tutrakan, Nevena Lefterova – Liaskovets, Snezhana Nedelcheva – Genova – Sofia.

Those with nomination for the Grand award in the “Spring salon of the women artists” are: Ana Topalova – Blagoevgrad, Amalia Mincheva – Gabrovo, Galina Pavlova – Sofia, Ema Verterova – Gabrovo, Maria Aleksieva – Burgas, Martina Karaivanova – Veliko Tarnovo.

EDITION 2020

In the second edition of the National exhibition “SPRING SALON OF THE WOMEN ARTISTS”, organized by the “Hristo Tsokev” art gallery, with the support of the UBA, a total of 95 participants with 149 works in different kinds and genres.

An elite jury with chairman prof. Ph d in arts Antoaneta Ancheva, members Ph d Atanas Totliakov and Evgeni Nedev has defined the following nominations, after evaluating the artworks:

In the category of young author:

Tsveta Plamenova Petrova, for the painting “Antique… not so antique III”

Gergana Ivailova Balabanova, for the painting “At dawn”

Nikoleta Krasimirova Ivanova, for the painting “Threads”

Natasha Mitkova Noeva, for the two works “A distant coast” and “Anticipation”

Nominated for the award of the “Hristo Tsokev” art gallery:

“Violeta Iordanova Apostolova for the paintings “Faith I” and “Faith II”

Tatiana Pachgina for the paintings “White monkey” and “Pink monkey”

Tatiana Antonova for the paintings “Still life I” and “Still life II”

Anelia Nikolova Raikova for the works “Part three: the Craving” and “Itineraries in the trepidation of the morning”

Lora Georgieva Ianeva for the works “Black triangle” and “Excitement”

Rada Damianova Iakova for the work “Lost”

The following awards were also granted:

In the category of young author: Natsha Mitkova Noeva for the artwork “Distant coast”;

Award of the “Hristo Tsokev” art gallery: Violeta Iordanova Apostolova for the works “Faith I” and “Faith II”.

The “Hristo Tsokev” art gallery team, has handed an additional award, which was not stated in the regulations – a participation in the National painting plein air “BOZHENTSI” to Tsveta Plamenova Petrova for the work “Antique… not so antique III”.

For our sincerest apology, due to the state of emergency and the given recommendation, by the Council for medical insurance and calamities, and catastrophies at the RHI – Gabrovo, the official opening of the exhibition did not take place. The nominated and the awarded artists, were declared on the website of the gallery, facebook and in the media, as it was outlined in the status of the exhibition.

The vast exposition was introduced in the halls of “prof. Kancho Tsanev” and “prof. Mincho Minchev” on two of the floors of the gallery.

Edition 2021

In the the third edition the participating women artists, from the entire country are 139 with 173 artworks.

Jury with a chairman – Ph.D. Atanas Totlyakov gave the following awards:

First award: prof.Ph.D in arts sciences Antoaneta Ancheva for the artwork “Pont D’eau Gard”

Second award: Hristina Drenska – Tita for the artwork “Guatemala I”

Third award: chief assistant Ph.D. Galina Tsvetkova for the artwork: “Personal pronoun I”

Nominations were given to 9 authors among the names of the awarded are also:

Prof. Ph.D. Bisera Valeva – Georgieva, for the artworks: “Sunken place” and “Above the water”;

Darina Tsureva, for the artworks “Attraction” and “Summer”;

Prof. Ph.D. Laura Dimitrova, for the artworks: “Black and blue I” and “Black and blue II”;

Maria Radoeva, for the artworks : “Plastic I” and “Plastic II”;

Ph.D. Martina Karaivanova – Avramova for the artwork “To the top”;

Mila Vodenicharova for the artworks: “Sculpture I” and “Sculpture II”.

The staff of the “Hristo Tsokev” was pleasantly surprised by the participation of 6 students, 5 of which are from the National High school of plastic arts and design “Acad. Dechko Uzunov” in Kazanlak. The jury and the staff of the gallery together, decided to award a certificate of the NHSPD “Acad. Dechko Uzunov”, for an active work and creative participation in the exhibition.

The exposition is introduced in the halls: “Prof. Mincho Minchev” and “Japan” hall, on two of the floors of the gallery, and can be seen until the 10th of May 2021. The gallery works without change of the working hours – from 9:00 to 18:00 o’clock every weekday and on Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 o’clock.

EDITION 2022

A total of 85 women artists, from the entire country, are participating with 85 artworks, in the National exhibition “Spring salon”. A jury of  five members, consisting of prof.Ph.D in arts sciences Antoaneta Ancheva, Ph.D Atanas Totlyakov, Delia Chausheva, Evgeni Nedev and Stanislav Goncharov, nominated nine authors, among which are the awarded ones:

Bisera Valeva for the artwork “Swamp at dusk”;

Velislava Pezhgorska for the artwork “Spring”;

Violeta Apostolova for the artwork “We’re seeing…the thoughts”;

Darina Peeva for the artwork “Alpha”;

Ekaterina Popova for the artwork  “Golden rain”;

Laura Dimitrova for the artwork “Letters 1,2,3,4,5”;.

Nikoleta Ivanova – Stoimirova for the artwork “Pillar”;

Rumiana Rusinova for the artwork “Mother with child”;

Tsveta Petrova  for the artwork “Guardians II”;

The awards are given to:

First award: Darina Peeva for the artwork “Alpha”;

Second award: Bisera Valeva for the artwork “Swamp at dusk”;

Third award: Laura Dimitrova for the artwork “Letters 1,2,3,4,5”;

The exhibition is opened on the 11th of March 2022. The exposition is introduced in the halls

“Prof. Mincho Minchev” and the “Japan” hall.

EDITION 2023

In the fifth edition of National exhibition “Spring salon”, the participating women artists are 116, from the entire country, with a total of 155 artworks. A jury consisting of three members – chairman Anton Staikov – deputy chairman of managing council for creative work at the UBA and members: prof.Ph.D in arts sciences Antoaneta Ancheva and Evgeni Nedev – managing director of the “Hristo Tsokev” art gallery, nominated nine authors, among which are the ones awarded:

Ventsislava Stoianova – Vesi for the artworks “The lace of Ariadna I” and “The lace of Ariadna II”;

Desislava Deneva for the artwork “Somewhere”;

Katrin Tomova for the artwork “Untitled”;

Maria Radoeva – Ivanova for the artwork “Plasic”;

Milena Kazakova for the artwork “Another sea”;

Pepa Tsarova for the artworks “Dawn” and “New moon”;

Rumiana Rusinova for the artwork “A matter of days”(Newborns) National customs”;

Tania Paseva for the artworks „Art loves you” and „Imagine”;

Tatiana Antonova for the artworks “Sometimes this way I” and “Sometimes this way II”

The awards are given to:

First award: Rumiana Rusinova for the artwork “A matter of days”(Newborns) National customs”;

Second award: Tatiana Antonova for the artworks “Sometimes this way I” and “Sometimes this way II”

Third award: Milena Kazakova for the artwork “Another sea”;

Award of the UBA: Pepa Tsarova for the artworks “Dawn” and “New moon”;

The exhibition is opened on the 10th of March 2023, and can be seen until the 11th of May 2023. The exposition is introduced in the halls „Prof. Kancho Tsanev”, „Prof. Mincho Minchev” and The small hall.

Translation by Nikolay Georgiev